It was just over a week ago when we learned of the existence of THE DEVIL’S KILLING MERRY-GO-ROUND (officially abbreviated as “DEVIKIR”), the new unit featuring Michelle Noir (ex. Michelle of NECRONOMIDOL) and Ragna Roku (ex. Roku Rokuroku of LAST IN MY CULT). While their official debut live is not until June 17th, they have wasted no time in dropping their first MV, “DIABOROS.”
KAQRIYOTERROR has announced a new four-member lineup that includes an unfamiliar face along with someone you just may recognize.
黄泉の國よりNice to meet you🍴
— KAQRIYOTERROR (@kaqriyoterror) April 27, 2022
Yes, that’s Nonamera , a founding member of the then-so-named Kaqriyo Terror Architect who previously withdrew from the group in January of 2019. We also know Nonamera as a burgeoning soloist, member of the currently suspended FRUN FRIN FRIENDS and “our Queen“. Continue reading
We knew ahead of time that the April 3rd show at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL would be a big night for Zenbu Kimi no Sei da. Not only was it one of the largest one-man lives Zenkimi has ever attempted, but it also marked the final show and graduation of members, Yukinojou Oyatsu and Amanechi An.
How how how many times can we write things like this? You’ll just have have have to read on and find out. While streaming new single from BiS “DA DA DA DANCE SONG” of course!
This new song is pyotty good!
No? Not even a giggle? Alright then just stream the damn song.
If you haven’t been keeping up with the news lately, this might come as a major shock: AKB48’s Kashiwagi Yuki (also known as Yukirin) joined every single WACK group at once! How do some people find the time, honestly.
At an emergency livestream called for the morning of Christmas Eve (Japan time) BiSH announced that they will disband at some point in 2023.
— BiSHオフィシャル (@BiSHidol) December 24, 2021
Cinnamon of Minna no Kodomochan has been incredibly busy of late. Not only has she been conducting the in-store events and other duties associated with promoting her latest single, “The Final Blinkings”, but she has been personally illustrating each and every CD being sold in record stores around Tokyo. In between all of these activities, performing her birthday live, and preparing for the next round of the Artists’ League competition where Kodomochan are appearing as a referee’s choice, Cinnamon very graciously agreed to carve out some time to do an interview with us.
It might make you feel old to think so far back, but remember how OGBiS and punk rock went together hand-in-hand? Not just the oh-so-fun visuals and their infamous destructive antics, but the music itself was exciting because back in those days, idols moshing to punk songs really was Brand-new. From their cover of the original Primal. by The Yellow Monkey to the musical and lyrical references from Stay Gold by Hi-STANDARD in I wish I was specIaL, BiS truly lived, breathed, ate and shat punk music. When BiS3 were auditioning, one of the conditions was that the members truly understood the method to the madness of OGBiS which, aside from “anything to sell,” was arguably embodying that cool, stupid fun punk style. So after a few years, here we are with a full BiS punk cover album!
Welcome to our latest Homicidols feature where we take some time to reminisce about idols, units, songs, MVs and other events from the past that have left an indelible impact on our impressionable little minds. Whether this becomes a weekly, bi-weekly, or occasional thing (or if we forget about it altogether in a few months time) remains to be seen. What I can promise you is that the longevity of Time Leap Tuesdays will not be driven by popularity, not because we have integrity as writers and refuse to be swayed by public opinion, but because we just don’t look at our website metrics all that often. Every couple of months I check the site’s traffic stats just to be reminded that, “Wow, people really like LADYBABY a LOT!”
For our inaugural entry, we’ll take a leap back in time to the heady days of 2015. BABYMETAL had just completed their first extensive tour of the US and Europe, and Western punks and metalheads still found themselves struggling against their sudden and undeniable interest in Japanese vocal and dance units. The perpetually raging debate over on r/BABYMETAL was whether or not the Kami Band were official members of the group. It was near impossible for some to come to terms with liking rock acts that didn’t have a single member who played an instrument or, even worse, regularly performed without a live backing band at all.
Enter HATEGLEAM, the idol-fronted metal band hybrid built to remove all those reservations.